How Nivi Got Her Names – Laura Deal, illustrated by Charlene Chua

  How Nivi Got Her Names – Laura Deal, illustrated by Charlene Chua, Inhabit Media, Inc., 9781772271379, 2017

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre: picture book

What did you like about the book? Learning about the Inuit practices surrounding multiple naming and the Inuit custom of open adoptions provides a multicultural opportunity for all to appreciate the wisdom of these Inuit traditions. When Laura Deal shares her own story and the story for her daughter, within the Inuit culture, we are all enriched. The illustrations were simple and accessible, drawing us into the story, allowing us to experience the wisdom of the Inuit culture.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Parents, teachers and librarians that encourage multiculturalism in their homes, schools and classrooms; Parents of adopted children.

Who should buy this book? Elementary School libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State:Diane Neylon, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 

Date of review: 5/30/2017


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